Can I run Windows Defender and MBAM together?
Posted 09 November 2008 - 11:07 AM
Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:55 PM
It seems a bit of overkill, however, and I chose to just keep one resident, and one as a backup scanner.
Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:06 PM
I read that MBAM (paid) has a real-time scanner..so would I have to turn off Windows Defender? or can they be run both simultaneously?
I would not run two active protections at once, it can cause one or both, to fail and extreme drain on the system.
Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:41 AM
For this reason, active protection cannot be accomplished on a per-process basis, if you want to be able to manipulate other processes! So you have to use techniques outside the process space.
As I understand Win32, user processes run in their own address space should not be able to cause another process to crash.
Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:43 AM
Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:17 AM
If both are running and both simultaneously detect a piece of malware, neither will be able to delete it because it will be locked by the other's scanning/detection process. This can cause your system to hang as each one eats up cpu cycles trying to deal with the malware. It's kind of like 2 dogs fighting over the same bone.
Run one am/as protection in real time
Run one av protection in real time (= a must !)
Eventualy run an aditional am/as tool "on demand" for a second opinion.
The "on demand" versions are usualy free$ :-)
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